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Facts About Pasco

10 Interesting Facts About Pasco, Washington

Facts About Pasco

  1. The City of Pasco was a 2019 and 2018 finalist for “All-America City” from the National Civic League
  2. Pasco has around 300 days of sunshine per year.
  3. Pasco is one of three cities that make up Washington state’s Tri-Cities region, a mid-sized metropolitan area of approximately 296,224 people.
  4. the city has a total area of 34.08 square miles, of which 30.50 square miles is land and 3.58 square miles is water.
  5. Pasco is located at 46°14′19″N 119°6′31″W (46.238507, −119.108534).
  6. Pasco was officially incorporated on September 3, 1891.
  7. The city that we know today as Pasco was originally called Great Forks by the Indians who lived there.
  8. Pasco was named by Virgil Bogue, a construction engineer for the Northern Pacific Railway after Cerro de Pasco,[8] a city in the Peruvian Andes, where he had helped build a railroad.
  9. Pasco has experienced rapid residential growth in the 21st century, growing from a 2000 population of 32,066 to a 2021 population estimate of 78,700
  10. As Pasco is located in Southeastern Washington, the city lies in the rain shadow of the Cascade Range.
Facts About Pasco
Facts About Pasco